It took nearly 30 firefighters a half-hour to bring the blaze under control; the man's body was found at the top of the stairs. (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

Police: 1 Dead in Fire in Alexandria

The Alexandria Fire Department says one person died in an apartment fire and another was hospitalized with serious burns.


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Judge: Lawsuit By Deaf Inmate Can Go Forward Against Sheriff

A deaf man can go forward with his lawsuit against Arlington County Sheriff Beth Arthur after a federal judge said the allegations, if true, would amount to a serious violation of his constitutional rights.



Helicopter Makes Emergency Landing at Alexandria School

Alexandria officials say a U.S. Air Force helicopter made an emergency landing at an elementary school, but no one was injured.



Charles Severance Trial Moved to Fairfax

A judge has granted a change in venue for the trial of a Virginia man in the shooting deaths of three Alexandria residents over a 10-year span.


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Court Rules Judge Lacked Authority Over Yelp information

A Virginia judge lacked authority to order the website Yelp to reveal the names of people who posted negative comments about a carpet cleaning business, the Virginia Supreme Court ruled Thursday.


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Judge Weighs Lawsuit Filed by Deaf Inmate at Arlington Jail

The Arlington County sheriff and state officials are asking a judge to toss out a lawsuit filed by a deaf man who says he spent six weeks at the county jail unable to adequately communicate.


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Man Found Dead Outside Alexandria Apartment Building

Alexandria police are investigating after a man was found dead outside an apartment building.


Prosecutors say a judge's decision granting lawyers in a Chicago terrorism case unprecedented access to secret intelligence-court records could jeopardize national security.   (Credit: Thinkstock)

Northern Va. Man Gets 21 Years in Child’s Sexual Abuse Case

A northern Virginia man has been sentenced to 21 years in prison in a case that prosecutors say involves the repeated sexual abuse of a child.



Competency Decision Delayed in Charles Severence Case

A decision on whether a man is competent to stand trial for the shooting deaths of three Alexandria residents over a 10-year span has been postponed until next month.


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17-Year-Old Boy Found Dead in Alexandria

A 17-year-old boy was found dead outside a building in Alexandria, police say.